Cowgirls Upset In Overtime By Kansas State Three-Point Fiesta

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 10:50 pm
By: News 9

Kansas State hit 16 three-point field goals to power the Wildcats to a 76-70 overtime victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State Wednesday night.

Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias forced overtime with a short jumper with eight seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 63. Kansas State had taken a brief lead with 26 seconds left on a Haley Texada layup.

The Cowgirls drew within one, 66-65, on a Toni Young jumper with 2:15 remaining in overtime, but would get no closer, as a Heidi Brown three-pointer pushed the lead to five with 56 seconds remaining.

Young led the Cowgirls with 22 points, while Brittney Martin scored 15 points and Kendra Suttles scored 14 points.

Brittany Chambers led Kansas State with 26 points, hitting 6-of-12 shots from three-point range. Texada had 14 points, while Mariah White and Brown had 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Wildcats shot just 35.4 percent from the field, but the 16 three-pointers made up for the overall poor shooting percentage. KSU hit 16-of-41 from deep, while hitting just 7-of-24 shots from inside the arc.

OSU shot 46 percent from the field and outrebounded Kansas State 44-30, but couldn't keep pace with the long bombs from the Wildcats.

Oklahoma State led for much of the first half before Kansas State was able to take a 43-42 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Kansas State started the second half with a bang, hitting two three-pointers and using a 12-2 run to establish a 55-44 lead with 14:56 remaining in the game. OSU chipped away at the lead, finally tying the score at 61 with 1:39 remaining on two Martin free throws.

The Cowgirls are back on the road in Kansas on Saturday, when they take on Kansas at 8 p.m. OSU beat the Jayhawks Jan. 8, 76-59.